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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Exciting, Colorful & Musical

                                                                                             First Week in December


...one of the most exciting times of the year...colorful & musical

Ordinarily when one hears December, thoughts are surrounded by br-r-r-r-r cold, Ol' Man Winter and Jack Frost. Taking the entire globe into consideration, that is NOT always the case.
December is the first month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Southern Hemisphere is the first month of summer. December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. Source: wikipedia.org 
 

So much to celebrate during the month of December with "Santa Claus" being the most popular! Every day is overflowing with tantalizing aromas and music in the air as multitudes of people hit the shopping malls looking for the best gift, the best buy. Lengthy lists, crowded stores, long lines and hectic plans too often become the defining moments for Christmas.
Let us not for a moment forget the true reason for the season!


Be sure to add a little, make it a lot, of love...


December is filled with monthly,weekly and daily celebrations.

A few December month celebrations include...


With December being a month of partying, partying, partying, at the top of the list is to remain responsible so friends and loved ones can remain safe! This holds true for both hosts and guests. As the host, you are responsible for all guests. As a guest, you are responsible for any and all associations. Be knowledgeable of Safe Holiday Tips and beware of
Drunk, Drugged, Distracted Drivers4D!
Here is a true story and a book you really should read...
http://www.amazon.com/Whippoorwill-Sang-Micki-Peluso/dp/1466497076/ref=la_B002BLZ7JK_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367626792&sr=1-1#reader_1466497076Happy times, a sunny day, a driving drunk, eight lives forever changed. A mother’s account of actual events of her family, filled with laughter, love, loss, and survival. It is a day like any other, except the intense heat wave has broken and signs of early fall are in the air. Around the dining room table of her 100 year old farmhouse Micki Peluso's six children along with three of their friends eagerly gulp down a chicken dinner. As soon as the last morsel is ravished, the lot of them is off in different directions. Except for the one whose turn it is to do the dishes. After offering her mother a buck if she’ll do them, with an impish grin, the child rushes out the front door, too excited for a hug, calling out, "Bye Mom," as the door slams shut. For the Peluso’s the nightmare begins.


http://www.heraldguide.com/details.php?id=15055


Operation Santa Paws seeks to lift spirits of shelter cats, dogs


http://www.brownielocks.com/bingo.html
National Bingo Month
 Cartoon Fun & History
December is Bingo's birthday month. The game was originally called “beano” and dates back to 1530 with the Italian variation called Lo Giuoco del Lotto D'Italia. Bingo was made by toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe, who initially overheard someone accidentally yell “bingo!” in their utter excitement playing Beano at a carnival. He produced the first commercial version of the game, which retailed at $1.
http://www.weekendnotes.com/write-to-a-friend-month-december/
 Write a Friend Month
In the age of texting, twittering, and emailing, letter-writing has become a lost art. Grammar is thrown out the window and sentence structure has gone south with the birds. Challenge yourself during the month of December! Rediscover how to compose a well-crafted letter with The Right Letter!: How to Communicate Effectively in a Busy World, or spruce up your grammar with It was the Best of Sentences, It was the Worst of Sentences. For teaching children the art of writing, try How to Write a Letter or How to Write Letters and Email. If you want to get real fancy, how about trying your hand at calligraphy? Be sure to stay tuned for Letter Writing Day on December 7!
Challenge: Do you consider yourself your own best friend? Write a letter to yourself about the current events in your life. Seal it, stamp it, store it away and mail it to yourself in 10 years. Just don't forget where you put it!
http://clipartmountain.com/2clip/ntiemonth1.htm
The necktie, which is basically a long piece of cloth tied in a knot, is a snazzy fashion invention that dates back to the 17th century with the neckerchief. The necktie has developed into different variations over the years, meshing or clashing with the changing fashion eras (i.e. the clip-on, bow tie, skinny tie, novelty ties, silk ties, and ties for women). Primarily, the necktie had been a professional staple in wardrobes for men obeying a strict dress code. With the changing times, the accessory has developed throughout many fashion creations (the necktie skirt), tie trends like ties worn with casual wear, and terrible fads like females sporting the necktie with obscenely short skirts (such an fashion eye-sore!) During National Tie Month, let your BEST tie be seen!
http://www.sfsu.edu/~oip/f1services/oipnews/2013/December/december06_decemberuniversalhumanrights.htm

Human rights are the fundamental rights which every living person is entitled to, and are considered to be universal rights or laws regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, country or time. Human Rights Month encourages greater awareness of human rights, and promotes the continuing struggle to ensure that all people have access to life’s basic necessities.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the UN in 1948 as a response to the Nazi holocaust and to set a standard by which the human rights activities of all nations, rich and poor alike, are to be measured.
 The first December weekly celebration involves...

 Celebrating by making LOTS of cookies! Remember, you can freeze cookies to have on hand for munching or to give-away during the hecticness of the holidays!
 
 December 1 - 7 = Cookies! Cookies! Cookies!
   
Mark your calendar for


Stay tuned throughout the month for daily celebrations 
 beginning with...Open Wide...Take a RED bite!!